Developing What Works Best
BID Learning Network
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OUR
BELIEF

Better data,
plus better
decisions
will lead to
better health
outcomes.

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RECOMMENDATIONS
AND LESSONS LEARNED

Collaborating
to improve
data quality
and use.

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BID
LEARNING
NETWORK

Celebrating progress
at the BLN Discussion
Meeting.

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OUR
VISION

Countries’
health services
are empowered
by improved
data collection,
quality and use.

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BID INITIATIVE
PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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look at BID
in the field
and BLN
meetings.

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News From The
BID Learning Network

Feb 20, 2019

BLN Webinar: Introducing the BID Learning Network Data Quality and Use Collaborative

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar presentation on “Introducing the BID Learning Network Data Quality and Use Collaborative." Since 2014, the BLN has been bringing African countries together through peer learning, to identify and share tested solutions related to data collection, quality, and use.

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Participate

The BID Learning Network is your network. Get involved and help shape the outcome.

The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.

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Community
News

Sep 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Africa’s healthcare: Ethical considerations

Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve various aspects of healthcare. It can help reduce annual expenditure, allow early detection of diseases, provide round-the-clock monitoring for chronic disorders, and help limit the exposure of healthcare professionals in contagious environments. The use of AI in healthcare systems in Africa, in particular, can eliminate inefficiencies such as misdiagnosis, shortage in healthcare workers, and wait and recovery time. However, it is important to safeguard against issues such as privacy breaches, or lack of personalised care and accessibility.

Sep 13, 2019

Bridging the digital divide in health care

The global reach of mobile phones has all the hallmarks of a success story. For many in developing countries, it’s often the only way to connect to the internet and access valuable knowledge, resources, and trade opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. But alongside this empowering potential lies a troubling reality. Just under half the world’s population is still cut off from the internet. This statistic was highlighted in SDG Pulse, the first edition of an annual report on progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs), which was launched on June 25 by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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